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#23 TRUTH
Manifestation #23
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Klof, village of spirits (2020 – ongoing)

by Kevin Osepa

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In Curaçao, there exists a place called the ‘Klof’, meaning ‘chasm’ or ‘gorge’. It is formed by two roads that run parallel for about three hundred meters. Both roads are lined with trees whose tops grow together, creating a kind of tunnel – giving this spot its name. This place is known on the island as a haunted street filled with stories of spirit sightings.

This same place has witnessed (in colonial times) the persecution and displacement of the indigenous Caquetios, as well as the enslaved Africans who fought for their freedom in 1795 on the island.

Through field research and oral history, Osepa returned to this place and used the stories as a starting point to create images. The textile works have also been brought back to the ‘Klof’ as a means of asking for permission or a way of collaborating with what still lingers from this past.

NL

Op Curaçao bestaat een plek die de ‘Klof’ wordt genoemd, wat ‘kloof’ betekent. Het zijn twee wegen die ongeveer driehonderd meter paralel lopen. Beide zijden zijn omzoomd met bomen waarvan de toppen in elkaar groeien en zo een soort tunnel vormen – waaraan deze plek haar naam dankt. Deze plek staat op het eiland bekend als een straat vol verhalen over waarnemingen van geesten.

Deze zelfde plek is (in de koloniale tijd) getuige geweest van de vervolging en verdrijving van de inheemse Caquetios en de tot slaaf gemaakte Afrikanen die in 1795 op het eiland vochten voor hun vrijheid.

Door veldonderzoek en orale geschiedenis keerde Osepa terug naar deze plek en gebruikte de verhalen als uitgangspunt om beelden te creëren. De textiele werken zijn ook teruggebracht naar de ‘Klof’ als een manier om toestemming te vragen of om samen te werken met wat er nog steeds rondwaart uit dit verleden.

Klof, village of spirits (2020 – ongoing)

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#23

Manifestation

February 15, 2024
Until March 31, 2024
Central Space

#23 TRUTH

a video installation by Miles Greenberg, open daily from 10:00 – 18:00 with a Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ticket and on Thursday evenings from 18:30 – 20:30 for free.

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senakirfa A.

Collaborator

Marjet Zwaans

Klof, village of spirits (2020 – ongoing)

by Kevin Osepa

#23

Manifestation

February 15, 2024
Until March 31, 2024
Central Space

#23 TRUTH

a video installation by Miles Greenberg, open daily from 10:00 – 18:00 with a Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ticket and on Thursday evenings from 18:30 – 20:30 for free.

Respect for the forest

Fragments of conversations in Saamaka tongo Recordings: January - March 2023 in Pikin Slee (SR) Marjet Zwaans, Edje Doekoe, at Buro Stedelijk Amsterdam (NL) Transcribed and translated with Vinije Haabo

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Renzo Martens

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Guenn Ramon Gustina

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Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen

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Waèl Allouche

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Inge Meijer

Dormancy Trail
(2023)

by Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

bk owusu

Collaborator

KC

Collaborator

Stephanie Schuitemaker

Collaborator

Viviane Tabach

Collaborator

Ksenia Perek

Collaborator

Ceder Rorije

Collaborator

Don Yaw Kwaning

#20

Manifestation

November 16, 2023
Until November 19, 2023
Off-site Local

#20 Taking Root Among the Stars

In collaboration with Buro Stedelijk, Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yilmaz will create an intimate space at UNFAIR23. The booth will offer a moment of rest, pause, to go through the books and reflect on the patchwork sky.

Kevin Osepa: Process during Manifestation #8 To Be Determined

This summer, Marcel van den Berg, Kevin Osepa and Mirre Yayla Séur relocate their studios to Buro Stedelijk and generously invite us into their creative process. Together we explore artistic interventions that challenge modes of ‘exhibiting’, interaction and museological practices.

Collaborator

Ranie Ribeiro

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Kevin Osepa

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Bubble Shooters Network

Collaborator

Shigeo Arikawa

#3

Manifestation

May 25, 2023
21:00 – 1:00
Until March 25, 2023
Off-site Local

#3 Afterparty – Decay: An Ode to the Impermanent at kanaal40

with 1.06 Music Library and Michael Ekow & May

Collaborator

1.06 Music Library

#7

Manifestation

June 18, 2023
14:00
Off-site Local

#7 Breaking Bread

Cassave bread with Lelani Lewis

#9

Manifestation

June 30, 2023
17:00 – 18:00
Off-site Local

#9 In conversation with Frank Creton

Join us Friday for a Q&A with artist Frank Creton at Meterhuisje

Collaborator

Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

Queer Choir

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Press

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Collaborator

Berber Meindertsma

Before Distortion (2023 – ongoing)

by Don Yaw Kwaning

Same Taste

by Basir Mahmood

Collaborator

S*an D. Henry-Smith

Collaborator

Donghwan Kam

Collaborator

Joram Kraaijveld

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Vision

Buro Stedelijk is a place to discover Amsterdam’s dynamic and forward-thinking art scene. 

Mirre Yayla Séur: Process during Manifestation #8 To Be Determined

This summer, Marcel van den Berg, Kevin Osepa and Mirre Yayla Séur relocate their studios to Buro Stedelijk and generously invite us into their creative process. Together we explore artistic interventions that challenge modes of ‘exhibiting’, interaction and museological practices.

Collaborator

Keti Koti Westerpark

Collaborator

Sarah Schulten

#17

Manifestation

September 14, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#12 Rehearsing (the Care for) Decay

Mirre Yayla Séur performs 'Rehearsing (the Care for) Decay' on September 14 at our Central space. A live performance as part of her ongoing process during Manifestation #8: To Be Determined.

Collaborator

Alina Lupu

#14

Manifestation

July 24, 2023
16:00
Studio Space

#14 Exiting the Photographic Universe

Prof. Fred Ritchin discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on photography in the digital age.

#27

Manifestation

December 14, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Central Space

#27 Circle Dance the Fungal

Join Özgür Atlagan, Donghwan Kam, and Kanitha Tith in making a collective Super 8 mm film around YUME YUME's Living Mycelium Dunes.

Collaborator

Pauline Curnier Jardin

#31

Manifestation

January 11, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#31 Hosting Darkness

hosted by Berber Meindertsma and Stephanie Schuitemaker

Collaborator

Fonds 21 – Henk Christophersen

Collaborator

Setareh Noorani

Collaborator

Rita Ouédraogo

Collaborator

Andrea Amponsah

Collaborator

Marjolijn van Heemstra

Descent into the Fungal (2017)

by Andrey Shental

Collaborator

Valerie Oluwatoyin Abeji

Collaborator

Lydienne Albertoe

Collaborator

Simomo Bouj

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#11

Manifestation

September 28, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#11 Mal Ora

Join us for an evening co-curated by Kevin Osepa with performances by Travis A. G. Geertruida, Lakisha Apostel, Guenn Ramon Gustina and Yeshua Tjie-A-Loi.

location

Central Space

Museumplein 10, 10:00 - 18:00 / Paulus Potterstraat 13, Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30

#15

Manifestation

November 4, 2023
19:00 – 02:00
Central Space

#15 Cosmism

During Museumnacht, we present a selection of films by John Akomfrah, Saodat Ismailova, and Viktor Vasylenko in the Buro Stedelijk Central Space. The program explores cosmic musical forms and the (philosophical) potential of space, science fiction, immortality and infinity.

Collaborator

Yvette Mutumba

Collaborator

Michael Ekow & May

Collaborator

Kanitha Tith

Collaborator

Mirre Yayla Séur

Collaborator

Gwen Parry

Collaborator

Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

#8

Manifestation

August 14, 2023
Until October 15, 2023
Central Space

#8 To Be Determined

This summer, Marcel van den Berg, Kevin Osepa and Mirre Yayla Séur relocate their studios to Buro Stedelijk and generously invite us into their creative process. Together we explore artistic interventions that challenge modes of ‘exhibiting’, interaction and museological practices.

Collaborator

Hana Nina Hussein

Collaborator

Emily Pethick

Collaborator

Artist Collective Totomboti

Memories of becoming (2022/2023)

by Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Uno Fujisawa

Collaborator

Frank Creton

From listening to reflecting: thoughts on the Manifestation #1 Listening Sessions

by Naema Abdi Ali & Anna-Rosa van Wees.

#2

Manifestation

May 25, 2023
Until July 25, 2023
Central Space

#2 Decay: An Ode to the Impermanent

with Joël Andrianomearisoa, Narges Mohammadi and Geo Wyex

Collaborator

Saodat Ismailova

Hybrid Listening

an architectural intervention by Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

Collaborator

Andrea Voets

#35

Manifestation

November 15, 2023
19:00 – 21:30
Off-site Local

#35 Zonder Gelijkheid, Geen Vrede

Collaborator

Müge Yılmaz

Collaborator

SEXYLAND World

Collaborator

Q

Collaborator

Quinsy Gario

Collaborator

Robbie Schweiger

Collaborator

Les Moucherons

#6

Manifestation

July 6, 2023
12:30 – 13:15 / 14:30 – 15:15
Central Space

#6 Live performance: Visitation, with NO Stars (2030)

Geo Wyex will perform 'Visitation, with NO Stars' twice on July 6 at the Central space. A live performance as part of his ongoing work 'Muck Studies Department Presents: Transmission from No Point of Return Bleep Blop Blop Bloop' (2021).

Collaborator

Geo Wyex

Collaborator

Marcel van den Berg

Collaborator

Naema Abdi

Collaborator

Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Rice, Peas, Roots and Culture

Collaborator

Miles Greenberg

#34

Manifestation

November 14, 2023
7:00 – 19:00
Until January 14, 2024
Studio Space

#34 What Can’t It Do?

See the work by Waèl Allouche in our Studio Space. He asked an early version of the current ChatGPT: “What is it a flag can’t do?” This question unexpectedly got answered in a very political way.

Collaborator

Azu Nwagbogu

Collaborator

Yeshua Tjie-A-Loi

#29

Manifestation

December 28, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#29 Mixtape

Experience Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal with sound by bk owusu

Collaborator

Anne Lakeman

Collaborator

Andrey Shental

Collaborator

loopey

#19

Manifestation

October 12, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#19 Raw Heat, Black Sweat

Join us for a co-curated evening by Marcel van den Berg, a block party at the Central Space celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop Culture with KC, Loopey, Farida Sedoc, Jeff Croese and Shigeo Arikawa.

Collaborator

Atelier Code Noir

Collaborator

Anna Hoetjes

Collaborator

Hidde van Greuningen

Collaborator

Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou

#1

Manifestation

April 14, 2023
11:00 – 17:00
Until April 15, 2023
Off-site Local

#1 Listening Sessions

Buro Stedelijk’s manifestation #1 Listening Sessions, is an engaging and thought-provoking two-day event on April 14 and 15.

location

Off-site Int’l

Collaborator

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Collaborator

Wes Mapes

Dia di lucha pa libertat

Design process behind #5 by Lydienne Albertoe

Marcel van den Berg: Process during Manifestation #8 To Be Determined

This summer, Marcel van den Berg, Kevin Osepa and Mirre Yayla Séur relocate their studios to Buro Stedelijk and generously invite us into their creative process. Together we explore artistic interventions that challenge modes of ‘exhibiting’, interaction and museological practices.

#22

Manifestation

December 7, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Central Space

#22

Ranie Ribeiro performs on harp on December 7 at the Central Space. A live performance as part of Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal.

Collaborator

Kunsttraject

Collaborator

Simone Zeefuik

Collaborator

Phantom Wizard

Collaborator

Vinger.nl

#4

Manifestation

June 4, 2023
16:00
Until July 2, 2023
Off-site Local

#4 Keti Koti Westerpark X Buro Stedelijk

with Atelier Code Noir and Frank Creton

Collaborator

Antje de Wit

#2

Manifestation

May 25, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#2 Opening – Decay: An Ode to the Impermanent

with an inaugural performance by Sedrig Verwoert, Alanna Archibald, Phantom Wizard and Ranie Riberio

Collaborator

Alanna Archibald

Collaborator

Özgür Atlagan

Collaborator

Ernst van Deursen

Collaborator

Touchy Studios

Collaborator

Anna-Rosa van Wees

Collaborator

Rubiah Balsem

Collaborator

Leontine Coelewij

Collaborator

Simnikiwe Buhlungu

#30

Manifestation

January 4, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#30 Mixtape

Experience Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal with sound by LazerGazer

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Collaborator

Drankerij

Living Mycelium Dunes (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

Ammodo

Collaborator

Ana Bravo Pérez

location

Studio Space

Paulus Potterstraat 13, 1071 CX, Amsterdam

#16

Manifestation

November 30, 2023
Until January 25, 2024
Central Space

#16 Descent into Fungal

The third group show in the Central Space with Milena Anna Bouma, Don Yaw Kwaning, Andrey Shental and YUME YUME

61 FRAGMENTS OF DECAY FOR NEW DESIRES (2023)

by Joël Andrianomearisoa

Collaborator

Basir Mahmood

Collaborator

Ahmad Mallah

Collaborator

kanaal40

Collaborator

Timothy Aarons

Muck Studies Department Presents: Transmission from No Point of Return Bleep Blop Bloop (2021)

by Geo Wyex

#33

Manifestation

January 25, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#33 Are You Still Resonating?

Finnisage of Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal – An evening with Inge Meijer and chamber choir Les Moucherons led by Antje de Wit

#32

Manifestation

January 18, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#32 Film screening by Kevin Osepa

Join us to watch LA ÚLTIMA ASCENSIÓN and Watamula

#28

Manifestation

December 21, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Central Space

#28 tremor (thunder)

On December 21 at the Central space, S*an D. Henry-Smith performs live as part of Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal.

Collaborator

Floor van Leeuwen

location

Off-site Local

Collaborator

Lakisha Apostel

Collaborator

Jelmer Wijnstroom

Grown head to toe outfit (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

Travis A. G. Geertruida

#21

Manifestation

November 30, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#21 Opening – Manifestation #16 Descent into Fungal

with an inaugural performance by Queer Choir Amsterdam

#10

Manifestation

August 3, 2023
14:00 – 16:00
Studio Space

#10 Beauty Basics for Queer People

Trans-inclusive makeup workshop by Timothy Paul. Join Caribbean Queer Salon for this live make-up tutorial.

Collaborator

LazerGazer

Collaborator

Niels Staats

Collaborator

Sedrig Verwoert

#5

Manifestation

June 30, 2023
Until July 2, 2023
Studio Space

#5 Dia di Lucha pa Libertat

Every year on the 1st of July we commemorate slavery and celebrate the abolition of slavery: Keti Koti. Since we believe that Keti Koti should be a national holiday, we are closed on the 1st of July. We asked Lydiënne Albertoe to design a graphic work for this particular occasion. The work is placed on the door of our Central Space and the windows of the Studio Space.

Collaborator

Nuria Bofarull

Collaborator

Charl Landvreugd

Collaborator

YUME YUME

Collaborator

Irina Djojoatmodjo

Collaborator

Bnnyhunna

Collaborator

Geert Vlieger

Collaborator

Emily Shin-Jie Lee